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Windows 7: Help needed, cant change background on my notepad

04 Oct 2010   #1
kirsty1

windows 7
 
 
Help needed, cant change background on my notepad

Hi, im new to this and this is my first post, im hoping im going to get help. i have just received my new acer notepad with windows 7, i am trying to change the besktop background but cannot find any where that says "change desktop background" or the option to "set as desktop background" i have read on here that if its a windows 7 starter or something like that, how do i find out if it is or not? so sorry for sounding dumb but i am brand new to this!


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04 Oct 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello Kirsty, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you have Windows 7 Starter or Home Basic installed on your notepad?

If so, then this is why you do not see an option to change the desktop background since those Windows 7 editions do not include that feature. The tutorial below can help show you how to use a free 3rd party program to be able to change your desktop background in these editions though.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...7-starter.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Oct 2010   #3
kirsty1

windows 7
 
 

ohhh thank you very much its finally done it, uv saved my little laptop from ending up out the window!
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04 Oct 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

LOL, you're most welcome.
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